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Byline: ALLY MUNRO

THE dentist who sparked an Aids scare among 3,000 patients is back at work.

And John Halliday has sent letters to his former clients, begging them back to his Inverness surgery.

His patients, including 1,000 kids, were offered tests after allegations he was using dirty equipment.

And the dentist stopped working at his clinic "by mutual agreement" with NHS Highland in September last year.

The scare also sparked a health service probe - the results of which are not known - while he could still be struck off by the General Dental Council.

But it is believed NHS chiefs cannot stop him working in the meantime.

Halliday confirmed that he returned to work on March 30.

A statement issued on his behalf by NHS Highland and Dental Defence said: "Mr Halliday is sorry for any concern."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 2, 2005
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